Jeff Brown shares the stage with President George Bush
Following his state of the union address on February 2, President George Bush traveled to five states to encourage support for his Social Security proposal, which includes individual retirement accounts for younger Americans. Present at his Fargo, North Dakota, and Great Falls, Montana, conversations was Department of Finance Assistant Professor Jeffrey Brown, whom Bush recently nominated to the Social Security Advisory Board. The trip was well documented on the major news networks including CNN, Fox, and MSNBC.
Brown traveled on Air Force One for the trip from Fargo to Billings where he reports that the President asked about Fighting Illini basketball.
The White House website documented the President's visit to Fargo and caught him laughing with Brown following his remarks.
- Large image of President Bush with Jeffrey Brown
- White House website article on the visit to North Dakota
- LA Time story on the President's Great Falls trip
- Great Falls Tribune story on the President's town hall meeting
- LA Times story on private accounts
- Tampa Bay Press on the President's five-state trip promoting Social Security reform and private retirement accounts
- Newsday.com article
White House photo used with permission, Feb 2005